Logitech Wireless Performance Mouse MX comparison

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Logitech Wireless Performance Mouse MX

Logitech Wireless Performance Mouse MX
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Mad Catz R.A.T. 9 Professional Wireless Gaming Mouse

Mad Catz R.A.T. 9 Professional Wireless Gaming Mouse
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Microsoft Wireless Mobile Mouse 4000 (Wool Blue)

Microsoft Wireless Mobile Mouse 4000 (Wool Blue)
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Microsoft Arc Touch Mouse (Black)

Microsoft Arc Touch Mouse (Black)
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Price $66 to $113 at 9 stores $127 to $163 at 2 stores $55 to $65 at 4 stores $17 to $34 at 7 stores $39 to $59 at 3 stores
CNET editors' rating
Editors' choice 4.5 stars Spectacular
    Overall score: 9.3 (4.5 stars)
Editors' choice 4.5 stars Spectacular
    Overall score: 9.0 (4.5 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.7 (3.5 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.3 (4.0 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.7 (3.5 stars)
Average user rating 3.0 stars out of 58 reviews 3.5 stars out of 11 reviews 3.5 stars out of 35 reviews 2.0 stars out of 11 reviews 3.5 stars out of 20 reviews
Release date August 19, 2009 August 17, 2010 August 21, 2009 August 06, 2009 September 01, 2010
The Bottom Line Logitech has met and surpassed Microsoft's recent mouse technology innovations by introducing the most versatile mouse sensor on the market in its new Performance Mouse MX. But even if you don't have a glass table crying out to become a workspace, this high-end input device has enough features and cushy design to make it a justifiable indulgence for anyone who takes their cursor control seriously. The Mad Catz Cyborg R.A.T. 9 is the most expensive gaming mouse we know of, but its vast customizability, unique features, and strong performance make it a worthwhile expense for demanding PC gamers. The Anywhere Mouse MX bears Logitech's multiconnective Unifying receiver and glass-tracking Darkfield laser, but $80 is too much for a portable mouse--especially when the Microsoft Wireless Mobile Mouse 4000 costs half the price for almost the same features. The Microsoft Wireless Mobile Mouse 4000 doesn't leave much room for complaint. Some will balk at the $40 price tag, but this mobile traveler fits comfortably in your hand and it can mouse on almost any surface, thanks to Microsoft's innovative Bluetrack technology. With a small footprint and a variety of stylish colors to choose from, this mouse makes a useful (and worthy) addition to your mobile arsenal. Microsoft's new Arc Touch Mouse features a travel-friendly design and some clever technical additions to its touch-sensitive scroll tab. Neither of those features makes it better than a full-size desktop mouse, but the Arc Touch Mouse is different enough in its form and in some of its functions that it should appeal to people looking to make a statement with their technology.

Basic specs

Features See What's the Same or What's different
Buttons Qty Info unavailable 7
Info unavailable 4
2
Movement Resolution Info unavailable 5600 dpi
Info unavailable Info unavailable 1000 dpi
OS Required Microsoft Windows 7
Microsoft Windows Vista / XP
Apple MacOS X 10.4 or later
Microsoft Windows XP 64-bit Edition
Microsoft Windows Vista / XP / 7
Microsoft Windows 7
Microsoft Windows Vista / XP
Apple MacOS X 10.4 or later
Microsoft Windows XP
Microsoft Windows 7
Microsoft Windows Vista
Apple MacOS X 10.4.x - 10.5.x
Microsoft Windows Vista / XP / 7
Product Description Logitech Performance Mouse MX
CYBORG R.A.T. 9
Logitech Anywhere Mouse MX
Microsoft Wireless Mobile Mouse 4000
Microsoft Arc Touch Mouse
Movement Detection Technology Laser
Laser
Laser
Optical
Optical
Dimensions (WxDxH) Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable 2.4 in x 4.1 in
2.3 in x 5.1 in x 0.6 in
Microsoft Certification Compatible with Windows 7
Certified for Windows Vista
Compatible with Windows 7
Compatible with Windows 7
Compatible with Windows 7
Color Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Teal blue
Black
Wireless Receiver USB wireless receiver
USB wireless receiver
USB wireless receiver
USB wireless receiver
USB wireless receiver
Orientation Right-handed
Info unavailable Info unavailable Right and left-handed
Right and left-handed
Weight Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable 3.1 oz
Manufacturer Warranty 3 years warranty
Info unavailable 3 years warranty
3 years warranty
3 years warranty
Performance Info unavailable 50 G maximum acceleration
Realtime sensitivity switching 25 - 5600 dpi
1 ms response time
Info unavailable Info unavailable 8000 fps
Up to 72 inches per second
Battery 2 x AA type
1
2 x AA type
1 x AA type
2 x AAA type
Cables Included 1 x USB charge cable - External
1 x USB extension cable - External
Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable
Packaged Quantity 1
1
1
1
1
Connectivity Technology Wireless - 2.4 GHz
Wireless - 2.4 GHz
Wireless - 2.4 GHz
Wireless - 2.4 GHz
Wireless - 2.4 GHz
Features Logitech Darkfield Laser Tracking
Adjustable size
Adjustable weight
Programmable buttons
Rocker switch
Scrolling wheel
Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) feet
Golden USB plug
Switchable resolution
Logitech Darkfield Laser Tracking
Programmable buttons
Scrolling 4-way button
Microsoft BlueTrack Technology
Flip 3D button
Touch-sensitive scroll
Nano wireless receiver
On/off power switch
Microsoft BlueTrack Technology
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